As I have been writing a few books, my mind has been on chapters.
Writing chapters, chapters of life and how the books of my life so far can be broken down into seasons.
Think of it like this: each book is a time period of life, and each book has a lot of chapters and each chapter represents a season.
Right now I can break it down like this…
Book One : Childhood. The time span I lived with parents and went to mandatory school. Ages 1-18
Book Two : Crazyville. The years I spent working in the sex industry, living in different countries, attaining then breaking my addictions of alcohol and cocaine. Ages 18-32
Book Three : Churchtown. The years after I became a Christian and worked in churches, launched a church, founded a non-profit and got the opportunity to work with scores of churches around the US. Ages 32-43
Book Four : Present Day. Taking all I have learned from the previous seasons, using my voice and creating resources and artistic ventures to spur people as well as churches on to becoming all they were intended to be.
You know, things are supposed to shift in seasons. Some of the hardest times of my life came when I stayed in one particular season for too long. If you know me at all, you know I have been in a LOT of different seasons.
But there are some that I didn’t want to let go. Either they were so comfortable I didn’t want to shift out of them, or they were so difficult I didn’t want to let go of the hurt and pain they caused.
I really want to challenge you today to think about the season you are in. Are you embracing the one you are supposed to be in to the fullest or are you trying to keep an old season going because you are afraid of what will happen if you change?
Ready for a change? Shake it up. Want a different life? Nothing changes if nothing changes.